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Australian design practice Hames Sharley has announced the appointment of Janine Graves to Associate Director. With 20 years of industry experience and specialist knowledge in the secure environments sector, Janine’s appointment bolsters Hames Sharley’s continued expansion across the Eastern States.

Having previously designed and delivered a number of transformational Commercial and Emergency Services projects over the past eight years, Janine brings to the role an expert understanding of a wide range of sectors. She has also worked internationally on sustainable and affordable housing, supported living and mixed-use projects, and in addition, more recent experience in heritage and adaptive-reuse projects.

“We are thrilled to welcome Janine to Hames Sharley. Her extensive experience adds further value to our fantastic team in NSW and we look forward to continuing to see that grow,” said Hames Sharley Director and Sydney Studio Leader, Dustin Brade.

“Janine’s professionalism, respect within the industry, specialist knowledge across a multitude of sectors and broad network contribute significantly to the furthering of our nationwide growth strategy and vision, particularly on the East Coast. She has wasted no time integrating with all staff, actively participating and sharing her knowledge and research with our working groups and enhancing the team’s skills and expertise across the board.”

Janine says she is excited to join the national team with a focus on creating communities and enhancing user experience through research, collaboration and sustainable design.

“Hames Sharley is an organisation championing diversity and inclusion, leading the way in multi-disciplinary collaboration with a focus on urban design at the core of how we respond to creating places. I believe that projects associated with public service and community engagement require a depth of knowledge, research and investigative architecture to identify exactly what infrastructure is needed to realise the project’s capabilities. It should personify the ethical and social ethos of the client and contextually fit within the surrounding community, both superficially and intimately.

“I am excited to be a part of a national team that shares the same vision. Empowering others locally, as we build our brand and reputation in the industry on the East Coast is important to our growth and success – and I’m very much looking forward to working with the Sydney and national teams as we achieve our goals together.”

Boasting a distinguished career to date, Janine has been named a Finalist in the UDIA NSW + Frasers Property Women in Leadership Award for Excellence, a Silver and Gold winner in the Sydney Design Awards, and a winner of the UDIA NSW Design Excellence Award.